Colonial’s Outdoor Living
Outdoor Living Main Frame Line
*Design and build your Outdoor Kitchen with our easy-to-use Modular System and commercial Grade Equipment.
*Cost effective, dimensionally accurate Main frames.
*Use our design service to create beautiful Outdoor Kitchens, Bar Units, and Fire Features, complete with drawings.
*Provide your own stone facing finish.
*Available with or without granite counters.
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Even experienced builders and contractors can be overwhelmed by the design of today’s modern Outdoor Kitchens and the wide selection of outdoor equipment available. Outdoor Living has become the right hand of many Designers, Landscape Architects, and Builders who rely on our expertise when it comes to the design and construction of an Outdoor Kitchen or Bar Unit.
You can choose to have us build the complete Outdoor Kitchen, or we can supply a “Modular Main frame” which you then finish with your own materials. You can now have the confidence that all openings, cutouts, and clearances will be accurate for the equipment selected, as well as structural durability. Our Main frames are constructed with 18 gauge galvanized 1″ x 2″ steel and 1/4″ cement board. These modular cabinets are pre-fitted and drilled so that they simply bolt together, and are available with or without levelers. Custom Mainframes are also available.
Our high quality “Signature Line Equipment” is constructed from 16 and 18 gauge 304 stainless steel, and we provide full service support for everything we sell. For over ten years, Outdoor Luxury has been Canada’s premier builder of Outdoor Kitchens and Bar Units. Our entire system is so easy to use and cover with the Natural Thin Stone Veneer of your choice. Making your entire experience enjoyable and profitable.
We will also pre-design a drawing how you wish your outdoor living space to be. This gives you and an idea of how your outdoor kitchen unit will look before you order. This gives you complete satisfaction on the design and finished outdoor kitchen unit.
Design and Build
See the design drawing below and the actual unit to match the design.
Studies Show Outdoor Living to Deliver High ROI for Clients
Landscape Design |
According to a recent survey from Houzz, more than half of U.S. homeowners plan to remodel within the next two years to add value to their homes. However, it’s not what’s inside that matters most.
A study by RealEstate.com suggests that landscaping and hardscaping can deliver a whopping return on investment as high as 150 percent – an ROI that puts it ahead of popular home improvement projects like kitchen or bathroom updates.
“When I bring a buyer to a home that features state-of-the-art landscaping and elements like a fire pit and high-end pavers, there’s an immediate assumption that the inside of the house will be as spectacular as the outside,” says John Duffy of Duffy Real Estate. “Now we have research that shows that homebuyers will pay a premium for a nicely landscaped property, particularly one that features elements like an outdoor fireplace and finishes in stone or brick. The new mantra in home buying is location, location, landscape.”
According to RealEstate.com, for every dollar spent on upgrading a backyard or outdoor space, a homeowner can expect to get back anywhere from 60 cents to two dollars. With up to 14 percent added to the home’s resale value; on a $500,000 home, which is nearly $75,000.
The most popular items being requested by homeowners today, according to EP Henry Authorized Hardscaping Contractor Blase DeMichele of B. DeMichele based in Media, Pennsylvania are:
- Outdoor fireplaces
- Covered outdoor spaces with kitchen components
- Stone veneer sitting walls
- Fire pits
- Patio pavers
“Today’s homeowners want to extend their living area, so they’re choosing to create outdoor living spaces,” DeMichele says. “Landscaping is like a room addition, without the roof. When you put it in those terms, it’s easy to see why a backyard renovation has such a high return on investment.”
The American Institute of Architects recently reported that seven-in-10 architects have noticed an increase in outdoor living’s popularity, while only four percent noted a decrease. The Houzz survey also noted that 70 percent of homeowners want a contractor who is an expert in his field – a sharp contrast to the DIY-mentality in the earlier 2000s.
“Most homeowners don’t embark on a yard project looking ahead to the day they will eventually sell their home,” says J.C. Henry, CEO of EP Henry. “But it’s nice to know that the day-to-day enjoyment of a beautifully designed yard can be capped by an impressive ROI when it comes time to sell.”
Article by EP Henry